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India: Disabled people on hunger strike against Indian Railways

Posted 11/5-10 at 21.25

On May 5th, disabled people in Chennai, Tamil Nadu staged a hunger strike to protest the decision of Indian Railways to open up disabled-friendly coaches for the general public. This came after nine months of making representations pointing out that such a move would make it difficult for disabled people to use the trains.

"This move of the Railway Department is condemnable and we need to see that the railway should retract this, and till then we are not going to give up this fight and we will move forward, and make the whole Railway Department stand still," said Govindakrishnan, member of Federation of Tamil Nadu Handicapped Association.




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